NEW YORK — New York-based Plaza Construction has announced the completion of the Tin Building project at Pier 17 in New York, site of the former Fulton Fish Market.
The site now houses the Jean-Georges Gourmet Food Hall. Plaza led the detailed replication of the building in the South Street Seaport district.
As part of the project, Plaza dismantled the original Fulton Fish Market and removed the existing pier prior to building a new pier, a release explained.
This allowed the new building to be relocated 33 feet to the east and elevated so it is out of the flood plain. Plaza then restored select iron and steel structural members, providing a replication of the facade to maintain the look of the original fish market.
Work on the interior was headed by Peter Hulbert, Plaza’s executive in charge. The rebuild includes commercial kitchens and food stations as well as a traditional marketplace.
“We’re proud to have been part of the historical project that is the Tin Building,” said Thomas D’Ercole, executive vice-president of Plaza Construction, in a statement. “This one-of-a-kind building is an exceptional example of how national landmarks can be repurposed in the modern context and brought up to date with modern amenities.”
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